On December 2, 2015 about 9:00 pm an incident involving two local residents resulted in an attempted decapitation effort. The incident occurred at residence on Blakesferry Subdivision in Lineville .The victim was transported to Clay County Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and was later airlifted to UAB for further treatment. Below is a press release issued by the Lineville Police Chief Monty Giddens on this incident:
On December 2, 2015 about 9:00 pm an incident involving Gregory Dewayn Hardy and Markeigh Contrell Jackson occurred at a residence on Blakesferry Subdivision Road in Lineville. Around 11:00 pm Gregory Dewayn Hardy was being treated at Clay County Hospital for a severe knife wound to his neck and was later air lifted to UAB. Lineville Police Department investigated the incident and a warrant was obtained for Markeigh Contrell Jackson a 34 year old male from Lineville, charging him for Assault 1st Degree. Mr. Jackson was served with the warrant and taken to the Clay County Jail where he was held. His bond was set at $15,000.00.